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"Half Pint"

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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Odonata: Dragonflies and Damselflies 2, Dragonflies of the World, Dragonflies - Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-03 5:25
Viewed: 3570
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Blue Dasher-female
Pachydiplax longipennis

I've seen large dragonflies which are identical to this one which is approximately half the size normally encountered. The Blue Dasher can vary quite drastically in size during the course of a season.

Odonata Central-Dragonfly Photos and IDs

Exposure Setting: Manual +/- 0.0
Lighting Conditions: Partly Cloudy
f/stop: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 923mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Macro/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: No
Flash: Off
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 800 x 601
Size: 126 KB
Location: Galveston, Texas
Date: September 29, 2007
Time: 5:15 PM

Sharpened, Neat Image Noise reduction and resized for posting

fartash, haraprasan, eqshannon, jaycee, uleko, marhowie, gracious, cecilia, SelenE, martic, pierrefonds, angybone, nglen has marked this note useful
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Hello Neighbour :o)
Very intersting spiece from Odonata order,
Perfect details,colors and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-10-03 6:07]

Hi Jim,
I think this a sub-species of Darter.
A nice capture.
+++ Good POV and a pleasing composition. Excellent DOF and a good contrasting BG.
--- Nothing :)
Well done,

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2007-10-03 6:46]

Hello Jim,
Very nice macro, excellent colouring. With such pictures I have continually troubles to so these preferably I am going toward of the landscape. Nice depth of the sharpness and superb saturation of colours. The dragon-fly as lively.
Best regards from Poznañ,

hi jim
interesting picture and note
i like very much the background
for the composition i think you could find another angle
good focus
aleks ;)
best wishes
i've some dragonfly on flight on my page if you want!

One more mark on your dragonfly handle pardner. Nice shot...good angle and well noted.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-03 9:07]

Hi Jim,

Another wonderful dragonfly with rich colors and excellent details. Excellent pov with the leaves, head, legs and wings creating a geometric shape.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-03 9:09]

Hello Jim,
Excellent capture of this dragonfly in a fine pose. Great sharpness and fine colours. Nice soft background too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

bonjour jim
un tout petit peu de bruit dans l'arriere plan mais une jolie pose de la libellule,l'exposition est bonne et la netetté correcte

Hello Jim,
perfect pov with sharpness and details
very well composed and well seen

Beautiful capture! the focus on the DF plus the background showing him are perfect!
Well done...

Magnifique détails avec superbe BG.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-04 1:16]

Hi Jim,
Nice photo of this dragonfly. Good composition and colors. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Jim,
A beautiful capture of this dragon fly. Excellent details and a very good POV with well composed BG. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jim,
anoyther good shot of a dragonfly,
Great details and colors, image well composed
very well done

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-04 3:36]

Jim nice pose and nice shot. I like the angle and the pov. excellent composition and focus ganesh

Nice job on this one Jim, it's a great POV. Very good detail, color, DOF, and exposure. It's well seen from your BG also..
Well done!

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the insect, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


Shorty is a cutie! :)
Great shot - wonderful sharpness, contrast, saturation, and dof. You've really turned into an awesome photographer!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-04 12:58]

Hi Jim I seem to be a day behind with your postingsall the time. What a cute looking dragonfly. you have captured it with fine detail and natural colours. a nice pose on the leaf showing the wings so well. with a good pov/dof. well done TFs.good notes too.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-05 2:05]

Hi Jim,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Completed the urgent assignment and deserve some sleep now.

Hola Jim, te estás especializando en libélulas jaja; esta es bonita, pero estaba mucho mejor la que titulabas: " dasher-male"

Un abrazo

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